Six-Year transportation plan hearings set public input encouraged to help determine priorities


Dover – The Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the citizen-member Council on Transportation (COT), the Dover/Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and Sussex County invite the public to attend the Capital Transportation Program (CTP) hearings set for Sept. 9 in New Castle County, Sept. 16 in Kent County, and Sept. 21 in Sussex County.

The hearings provide an opportunity to review the current CTP and suggest transportation projects and/or services to be considered for the proposed CTP for Fiscal Years 2011 – 2016. Public input received during the September hearings is crucial to the development of this program.

Each hearing format will be an open house setting beginning at 4 p.m. A court reporter will be available to record formal comments. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments during the public hearing process and these also will be included in the formal record of the CTP hearings. At the hearings, various information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT representatives and other personnel. The hearings will be held:

In New Castle County at the WILMAPCO office at 850 Library Ave, Newark on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Kent County at the Delaware Department of Transportation Administration Building, Farmington/Felton Conference Room, 800 S. Bay Road, Dover on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Sussex County at the South District Administration Building, 23697 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown on Monday, September 21, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.